The Leviathan Gas Field: First Gas Delivery & Exports
Leviathan, the giant Israeli gas field discovered by Noble Energy in 2010, delivered its first gas to the Israeli domestic market in December 2019, with the first exports, to Egypt and Jordan, following in January 2020. The field, which holds 33 Tcfg in place and 22 Tcfg recoverable, lies 125 km west of Haifa in water depth of 86m and is one of the largest gas discoveries of the decade. With a total production capacity of 1.2 Bcfgpd, Leviathan will more than double the quantity of natural gas flowing to the Israeli economy today.
Noble Energy made the first gas discovery offshore Israel in 1999. It delivered the country’s first domestic natural gas in 2004 from Mari-B, to be followed by the 10 Tcfg Tamar field, which came on production in 2013 and currently fuels 70% of Israel’s electricity generation. The additional energy supplied by gas from Leviathan will allow Israel to phase out imported coal in electricity generation. Two smaller fields, Karish and Tanin, are set to start production in 2021.
Further Reading on Oil and Gas Activity in Israel
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Hydrocarbon Developments in the Eastern Mediterranean
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The Levantine Basin: Prospects and Pitfalls
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